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Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing Privileges

Special Borrowers

While Special Borrowers are allowed access to the library's online resources in the building, these resources are not available remotely.

Books will not be held for Special Borrowers who have not been issued a library card.

Alumni: Members of the Alumni Association will need an Alumni membership card, along with a picture ID to be issued a UNO Library Special Borrower's card. To register for a free UNO Alumni membership, please visit To request a Special Borrower's card complete the Alumni Borrower Card Application. A member of the User Services department will contact the applicant when the card is ready for pickup.  Alumni can check out five items at a time for three weeks with one renewal. Alumni may check out books and circulating federal documents from the general stacks and circulating AV and datafiles. Exceptions include student government-purchased DVDs and leisure reading books from the 2nd floor of the Library. While Alumni Association memberships do not expire, the UNO Library's Special Borrower's card needs to be renewed every three years. However, delinquency in returning materials, or charges to the Alumni account, may result in the account being canceled. Any blocks must be cleared in full to reinstate the account. Excessive instances may permanently bar Alumni from using the UNO Library. Emailed notices are sent for overdue materials. The UNO Library is not responsible for misdirected emails.

Ben Franklin High School (Students and Faculty) complete this application for a UNO special borrower card. The UNO Library will notify the patron to come in to receive a special borrower's barcode to be applied to their Ben Franklin ID card. Privileges must be renewed each year. Patrons can check out five books at a time for three weeks with one renewal.

Friends of the UNO Library  Friends in the $50 Best Seller Category can check out three books for three weeks with one renewal. A white Special Borrower's card will be issued for an annual date due every year in January - Friends must renew their membership each year to continue checking out materials. Friends wishing to borrow library books must show proof of membership by presenting their renewal acknowledgment postcard. A Friends of the UNO Library membership application form is located on the Friends of the UNO Library page. Friends memberships can also be paid online.

IELP (Intensive English Language Program) students can check out three books for three weeks with one renewal. We receive a list of student names from the Intensive English Language Program ( at the beginning of each session. Students will be informed by the program when library privileges are available. For information contact (504) 280-5530 or

NOLA_CODE Please complete this form to request a borrower card. You will be notified via email when your card is ready to pick up. Please allow one business day to complete your request. NOLA Code borrowers are permitted to check out computer literacy kits.


Please contact the Library Services at 504.280.6355 or, if you have any questions.